As Counselor of Embassy for Consular Affairs and Consul General, Patrick Walsh is the Ambassador’s senior in-country advisor on consular, visa, and border security matters. He directs the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s consular section and oversees consular operations both in Krakow and at the Consular Agency in Poznan.
Before arriving in Warsaw in July 2018, Patrick served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Consular Systems and Technology. From 2014 to 2017, he was the Counselor of Embassy for Consular Affairs at the United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
A member of the Foreign Service since 1985, Patrick also served overseas in Moscow, Kuwait Krakow and Skopje. He has also worked in the Visa Office in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Patrick is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He speaks Polish and Spanish, as well as Turkish and Russian. He and his wife, Nora, have two adult children and three grandchildren.